About Us

We are a civil, earthworks and industrial contracting company, and since 1999, we have built an impressive portfolio of high quality projects for satisfied clients. Our talented team of people and company depth provide successful delivery of services in the complex construction market. Points Athabasca is committed to working in partnership with our clients to design, build, operate, and maintain projects across Western Canada.

But at our core, we are about people. We believe in building beyond the project, and our slogan “Building Capacity” speaks to our high level of commitment to engaging people in the local communities. Our track record of success in partnering with local communities through support of local businesses, and training, mentoring, and employing local people, has made a lasting impact on the communities in which we work.


Building capacity through project excellence


To provide excellent civil, industrial and mining construction and maintenance services with a commitment to building capacity in local and impacted areas.



At our core, we are about people. We strive to eliminate incidents and injuries in all our sites. We see safety as a continual drive for achievement and improvement because safety benefits everyone.


We take pride in our product. We earn respect in our industry through consistent, efficient, and quality work.

Building Capacity

We are passionate about building capacity in Indigenous and local communities by providing opportunities for skill development and personal and professional growth in local project.


We are honest and trustworthy. We conduct all operations with integrity and take responsibility for our actions.

Positive Attitude

We are not afraid of difficult or challenging projects. We embrace challenges with an open mind and a positive attitude.


People are proud to work on our projects because of the values we live and work by.

Our Team

President & CEO

Lyle Bouvier

President & CEO

Lyle Bouvier was appointed President and CEO of Points Athabasca in March 2022 after serving as the company’s Vice President Corporate Services for 6 years. Lyle earned his Law Degree for the University of Manitoba in 1996 and practised law in both the public and private sectors, serving as Federal Crown Counsel for 13 years before transitioning into private practice. Specializing in Aboriginal Law, Lyle has done extensive work in taxation and corporate law. In addition to his legal work, Lyle has worked as an executive level at the VP Corporate Affairs with an Indigenous investment corporation, has managed a successful oil services company, and sits on many boards and tribunals including the Canadian Counsel for Aboriginal Business and Canada Health Infoway.

Vice President, Operations

Kyle Remus

Vice President, Operations

Kyle Remus joined Points Athabasca as Vice President of Operations in 2024. Previously, Kyle held a Vice President role at one of Canadas largest Environmental Contractors. With over 15 years of experience in the civil and environmental industries, he actively contributed to some of Canadas most technically challenging and remote environmental construction projects. His experience spans across various industry sectors with a focus on mining, power generation and civil construction. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment indigenous inclusion and capacity building and sees this approach a pillar of doing business. Kyle recently served as a board member with the Saskatchewan Environmental Industry Managers Association (SEIMA).

Director of Special Projects

Dewayne Butterfield

Director of Special Projects

Dewayne Butterfield was appointed the Director of Operations in April of 2023 after serving as Director of Special Projects for PACL. Prior to being appointed to a Director position, Dewayne held the position of Project Superintendent/Manager for PACL/Lonona Contracting for 8 years in the Athabasca region.   Dewayne’s construction and management experience extends through a span of four decades, with almost all that time being spent on northern projects, 20 of those years in the Athabasca Basin Region.  Along the way, Dewayne has earned many different certifications including NCSO (National Certified Safety Officer) and has also completed numerous PMI (Project Management), supervisory and leadership programs.

Director of HR, Safety, Training and Development

Chad Ireland

Director of HR, Safety, Training and Development

Chad Ireland previously held the positions of Assistant Mine Manager Wingdam (BC) , Manager of HR, Safety, Training and Environment for Claude Resources (SK), HSE Manager for SNC Lavalin, Mine Safety Superintendent of Hart Gold (ON), Mine Safety Superintendent Centaur Mining (SK)  . Chad brings extensive experience in Mine Safety and HR, having began working underground in 2000 and transitioning into a Safety and HR Manager and Mine Rescue Instructor role. Chad has been working in a Mine Safety and HR role for the last 20 years and was a part of the team that won the regional John T Ryan award for metal mines in 2015. Prior to working in the mining industry Chad was an Ironworker working on various projects through out western Canada (7yrs).

Director of Finance

Brent Neville, CPA, CA

Director of Finance

Brent joined Points Athabasca in January 2022 and has assumed responsibility for the finance and accounting operations of the company. As a CPA, Brent has 13 years of experience in finance and over 20 years experience as a CPA including public practice and a variety of industry positions. We will be focused on maintaining and improving our accounting processes and contributing to the ongoing success of the company.

Community Relations & Training Coordinator

Glen Strong

Community Relations & Training Coordinator

Glen Strong has been with Points Athabasca as its Community Relations and Training Coordinator since 2009. A tireless advocate for the North, Glen has been involved in many activities over the years that benefit the Athabasca region. After obtaining journeyman status as a Carpenter, Glen moved to Stony Rapids in 1990 and spent 15 years there. Starting as the board Chair of the Athabasca Economic Development and Training Corporation, Glen served on the board for Athabasca Basin Development until 2012, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Athabasca Basin Area Transportation Planning Committee, the SIIT Construction Careers Steering Committee, the Northern Labour Market Committee, and he is a member of the Athabasca Working Group.

Quality Manager

Cole Breckner

Quality Manager

Cole joined Points Athabasca in 2022 with over 10 years experience in industrial Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Cole is a graduate of Welding Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary and holds many different industry certifications, including CWB Level 3 Weld Inspector and TSASK Class 1 Licensed Pressure Equipment Inspector. Cole has been involved in many different complex projects across the Potash and Uranium industries including installation, repair and inspection of Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Pressure Piping and Structural Steel. Cole is responsible for all Quality Management System process and development at Points Athabasca.

Memberships & Awards